Happy Eve of Valentine's Day 2020, everyone!
In our home, we call tomorrow "Aber Dich" Day ("I Love You" in German, from a song of that title composed in 1965).
So, it is Happy Aber Dich Eve 2020!
And... My Beloved is mine! And I am His! Like Rich Mullins wrote with each of his autographs and signed letters: BE GOD'S! Meaning, belong completely and totally to God.
And Jesus is truly my Beloved. He has proved Himself tirelessly, unselfishly, tenderly, unfailingly faithful throughout what has been a very rough stretch of the road of life.
December 14, 2019 marked my 39th anniversary of becoming very ill with ME/CFS. I know a number of my blog readers around the world have continued to check in and see what's up despite my lengthy blogging hiatus. Not because I'm important, but because it's reassuring to people who suffer to see that, despite all the odds, God is faithful (so powerfully faithful!) to even the likes of me.
God is indeed faithful! Please keep on daring to hope, daring to stay alive when the doctors don't understand the seriousness of whatever disease or other trial you are facing. The Beloved IS faithful! Please be His. More and more and more, please be His. Jesus, the Beloved desires you to be His. Only in Him, in His Name, in His Cross and Resurrection, only in Him is there any real hope. YESHUA! JESUS! THE BELOVED! (for those who are wondering, I am still a Roman Catholic, and pray and hope to be one to my dying breath.) However, I'm learning Hebrew (at my age! it IS possible - Latin as well. Greek, well, that is indeed "all Greek to me". :)
Have you ever heard of MIQEDEM? It means: "From the East". It is the name of a really brilliant and dedicated group of musicians. Check them out on Amazon, Apple, and YouTube. Here is a song which Jamie Hilsden composed the music for, and the lyrics are taken from the Song of Songs. If you don't know Hebrew, there are English captions on the YouTube video.
Belong to the Beloved! Only He can love you as much as you need, and then some! On this earth, we are in exile. Heaven is our Homeland. The Fatherland. Heimatland, where each of us belong. To paraphrase Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI: On earth there are a lot of opportunities for comfort. But God intended us for GREATNESS.
He has chosen you! Belong to the Beloved!